Xiescive - Nexus
Dark Electro, Industrial Since I heard the track 'Time to Die', this album has been sought after by me with some degree of salivation.

"Xiescive, pronounced (ex-zhy-sive), is a solo project formed by Trevor Weeks previously known in the music world as Xon. Pulling song material from various "conspiracy theories" there is plenty of intrigue and mystery in the lyrics to match up with the darkness that you'll find in the music behind them."

This is the official Nilaihah introduction to this dark, evil act, and it's insanely accurate. Weeks has previously been involved with legendary act Symbiont, and in this uniting of occultism, paranormal, extra-terrestrial and downright eccentric, 'Nexus' is the perfect album to be released on Samhain.

The well known 'Time to Die' is a fucking evil track, and is just Dark Electro personified. Weeks uses his output to portray an artist at his most possessed - I simply cannot understand how some of the sounds on this CD were forged, and at times it's like Weeks is vomiting forth his own demons and the exorcism is being recorded. Consider that the album is mostly infused with traditional EBM and Industrial sounds, the full effect of Xiescive reaches maximum potential.

'Waking Vision' is one of the best examples of the variety on offer here, as it's very martial in it's structure. Trevor has a vocal constitution that goes from blasphemic to courteous, and his clean vocals almost enter Futurepop territory. Samples are both unique and relevant : = 'I feel no love, no fear, no joy, no sorrow. I am Hollow; The sample is from Van Helsing, but it is so relevant to the Xiescive project.

Both artist and album title are exceptionally strong, and anyone who has heard 'Boundless' may find a hint of familiarity with this album. See, in 7 tracks, I've heard my favourite sub genres combined and blended into a powerful fusion of emotion and intent.

With interpretations from Nitronoise, the Luna Sequence, Cutoff:Sky, and Dryft, there is simply something for all of you. There simply is little room to improve Xiescive - some tracks could be more memorable, and some could be faster, but Weeks' intention is not to appeal to the club masses. This album is dark, like a sickness, and he wants you to all be infected.

I think I am. *Cough*.
If you like Dark Electro, this is unmissable.
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Xiescive - Nexus

Since I heard the track 'Time to Die', this album has been sought after by me with some degree of salivation.

"Xiescive, pronounced (ex-zhy-sive), is a solo project formed by Trevor Weeks previously known in the music world as Xon. Pulling song material from various "conspiracy theories" there is plenty of intrigue and mystery in the lyrics to match up with the darkness that you'll find in the music behind them."

This is the official Nilaihah introduction to this dark, evil act, and it's insanely accurate. Weeks has previously been involved with legendary act Symbiont, and in this uniting of occultism, paranormal, extra-terrestrial and downright eccentric, 'Nexus' is the perfect album to be released on Samhain.

The well known 'Time to Die' is a fucking evil track, and is just Dark Electro personified. Weeks uses his output to portray an artist at his most possessed - I simply cannot understand how some of the sounds on this CD were forged, and at times it's like Weeks is vomiting forth his own demons and the exorcism is being recorded. Consider that the album is mostly infused with traditional EBM and Industrial sounds, the full effect of Xiescive reaches maximum potential.

'Waking Vision' is one of the best examples of the variety on offer here, as it's very martial in it's structure. Trevor has a vocal constitution that goes from blasphemic to courteous, and his clean vocals almost enter Futurepop territory. Samples are both unique and relevant : = 'I feel no love, no fear, no joy, no sorrow. I am Hollow; The sample is from Van Helsing, but it is so relevant to the Xiescive project.

Both artist and album title are exceptionally strong, and anyone who has heard 'Boundless' may find a hint of familiarity with this album. See, in 7 tracks, I've heard my favourite sub genres combined and blended into a powerful fusion of emotion and intent.

With interpretations from Nitronoise, the Luna Sequence, Cutoff:Sky, and Dryft, there is simply something for all of you. There simply is little room to improve Xiescive - some tracks could be more memorable, and some could be faster, but Weeks' intention is not to appeal to the club masses. This album is dark, like a sickness, and he wants you to all be infected.

I think I am. *Cough*.
If you like Dark Electro, this is unmissable.
Oct 29 2011

Nick Quarm

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Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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